{Disarmed} Xiaomi 11T Pro, analysis: its fast charging and premium performance suffers from an imperfect camera

Xiaomi 11T Pro, analysis: its fast charging and premium performance suffers from an imperfect camera

After the first impressions of the Xiaomi 11T Pro , comes the complete review of one of the devices with which Xiaomi wants to succeed in the upper-middle range.

Historically, the T family has been closely linked to the flagship range, but maintaining its personality, offering designs and certain characteristics that made them different from both other Xiaomi devices and those of its sub-brands such as POCO.

The differences between the Xiaomi 11T and the 11T Pro are rather few, so it is important to look at the technical sheet before starting, since at first glance it could be the same phone.

Xiaomi 11T Pro, technical sheet


XIAOMI 11T Pro




SCREEN

6.67 "AMOLED 120Hz

FullHD + HDR10 +




PROCESSOR

Qualcomm Snapdragon 888




RAM

8/12 GB RAM LPDDR4X




STORAGE

128/256 GB UFS 3.1




REAR CAMERAS

108 MP f / 1.75

UGA 8 MP f / 2.2

5 MP telemacro f / 2.4




FRONTAL CAMERA

16 MP f / 2.45




BATTERY

5,000 mAh + 120 W




OS

Android 11 + MIUI 12.5




CONNECTIVITY

WiFi 6, NFC, Bluetooth 5.2




DIMENSIONS AND WEIGHT

204g, 164.1mm x 76.9mm x 8.8mm




OTHERS

IP53, stereo and Dual SIM




Price

649 euros




Xiaomi 11T Pro 5G - Smartphone 8 + 128 GB, 6.67 "AMOLED flat DotDisplay 120 Hz, Snapdragon 888, PRO 108 MP camera, 5000 mAh, Meteorite Gray (ES version + 2 years warranty)

Xiaomi 11T Pro 5G - Smartphone 8 + 128 GB, 6.67 "AMOLED flat DotDisplay 120 Hz, Snapdragon 888, PRO 108 MP camera, 5000 mAh, Meteorite Gray (ES version + 2 years warranty)

RRP in MediaMarkt € 647.00
Today on Amazon for € 649.99


A hybrid design

Xiaomi 11T Pro, analysis

As we anticipated when making contact, we liked that it has a finish that mixes matte and mirror effect , in such a way that, depending on the light, the finish is very different.

Of course, we must bear in mind that the finish is quite dirty , which is a magnet for fingerprints, although not as much as other devices that are completely finished in glass. The build it offers is good, although it doesn't feel premium.

Keep in mind that it is a large mobile and is very difficult to handle with one hand, although it should be noted that it is not excessively heavy. Its weight is 204 grams and it is thin enough to hold it without problem.

One of the factors that has caught our attention is that both the Xiaomi 11T and the 11T Pro share the same design. All the differences are in the interior , so at first glance no one knows whether it is the standard model or the Pro version.

The fingerprint sensor would have been great if the company had integrated it into the screen , at least in the Pro version, since although it is true that the off, on and lock button works correctly, it is not as comfortable or functional as well as when you use one that is integrated into the screen. In fact, there are cheaper devices that integrate it.

A great screen, but one that has a great handicap

Xiaomi 11T Pro, analysis

The 6.67-inch screen is large , because it does not have any type of curvature. It is a correct panel, with colors that offer a plastic sensation, which is curious in a panel made of AMOLED technology.

The dark colors are very deep, even going so far as to turn off the pixels and thus be much more efficient. It also has Always On Display technology , which makes the screen turn on when a notification comes in, but also when it detects that you have the phone in your hand. It takes a bit of battery life, but it really comes in handy over time.

The Always On Display is really useful to know the notifications without unlocking the mobile

We have tested the panel both indoors and outdoors and the brightness it offers is sufficient even in the central hours of the day , which is when sunlight falls directly on the screen of the device.

The viewing angles it offers are correct , largely due to the high brightness of the panel and it mounts a flat screen instead of a curved one.

The 120Hz refresh rate suits you really well , making navigating the system fast and not jerking at all. It has a rich color variety, which is configurable, so that you can easily customize how you want the panel of the device to look.

Xiaomi 11T Pro, analysis

The biggest problem with the screen is that the proximity sensor has not worked correctly for us . This is a common failure in the different Xiaomi phones and it goes a bit randomly, because even though you calibrate it, the problem has not been solved .

This problem is especially noticeable in WhatsApp audios , when you are going to listen to it, perhaps you have put the phone to your ear, the screen suddenly turns on and begins to be heard through the speaker.

The opposite has also been the case, listening to audio on the speaker and just turning off the screen to play it through the speaker for calls.

In phone calls on many occasions it did not detect that we had removed the phone from our ear and you always had that fear when pressing the power button , because it is possible to configure it so that when you press it, the call hangs up.

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It will probably be solved over time through some kind of update, but what is clear is that Xiaomi must put a solution to these types of problems that would be so easy to solve by changing the sensor technology.

In addition, it must be said that it does not correspond to a problem only with this unit, nor with this model , the most normal thing is that it does not give problems, since problems with this sensor also occur in devices that have already been in the system for many months. market.

The most powerful processor of the moment

Xiaomi 11T Pro, analysis

We come to one of the differences between the Xiaomi 11T and 11T Pro . In this case, mount a Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 , the most powerful processor of the firm to date, and 8 or 12 GB of RAM . As far as storage is concerned, this device is available in 128 or 256 GB of internal storage . The drive we've been testing is the 8 / 256GB configuration.

Even though the Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 is a processor that gets pretty hot when you demand it, the 11T Pro hasn't gotten too hot. This happens thanks to the optimization of MIUI's " Game Turbo ", but also thanks to the fact that it has a passive dissipation that opens this generation based on a steam chamber that ensures that the temperature remains stable.

Xiaomi 11T Pro, analysis

It is capable of executing all kinds of tasks, no matter how demanding they may be . We have played Asphalt 9, COD Mobile , among others, and we have not had problems with frame drops or lag. The only thing, a little warm-up, but nothing remarkable. The loading times are very short and it performs really well.

MIUI 12.5 with exquisite performance

Xiaomi 11T Pro, analysis

Despite the fact that Xiaomi has a very complicated task when it comes to optimizing the operating system of all its devices, the Xiaomi 11T Pro is very well optimized . This is noticeable, above all, in the notifications which enter instantly.

In general, it is one of the mobiles that has left us the best taste in our mouths, as far as software is concerned, thanks to the fact that it seems that the company is beginning to improve the optimization of its devices, one of the characteristics that has been weighing down the longest and that It is noted in other devices of the firm.

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Perhaps, the only downside is multitasking , which is not able to close all applications at once, but when you have several applications, you must access at least twice to close them completely, except for that, which happens on certain occasions , the rest of the software works really well.

It has a multitude of customization options , from changing the application drawer to putting the different elements of the system at ease, even starting . It should be noted that the system has bloatware (pre-installed apps), but most can be easily uninstalled.

A photographic section starring the video

Xiaomi 11T Pro, analysis

Although it may sound paradoxical, the photographic section of the Xiaomi 11T Pro is much more focused on video than on photography . This was announced by Xiaomi during its presentation and after having tested the device in depth in different situations, it must be said that it is.

Keep in mind that the 11T family shares a photographic section , so the results obtained on both devices should be very similar. Specifically, the configuration chosen by Xiaomi has been the following:

  • Main sensor : 108 megapixels
  • Ultra wide angle sensor : 8 megapixels
  • Telemacro sensor : 5 megapixels
Xiaomi 11T Pro, analysis

As we can see, Xiaomi is still not betting on a telephoto lens, although the advantage of the 108 megapixel sensor is that by collecting so much information it is able to perform a 2x zoom without reducing the quality of the photographs too much.

Some very striking colors

Photographs in daytime situations obtain very correct results, it is true that sharpness and detail are its Achilles heel, although there is always the possibility of activating the 108 megapixel mode and taking pictures with a greater weight, but where possible zoom without losing quality.

Xiaomi 11T Pro, analysis
Xiaomi 11T Pro, analysis
Xiaomi 11T Pro, analysis
2x zoom

The photographs when activating the 108 megapixel mode weigh about 35 mb, while the usual thing is that they do not exceed 3 Mb, so it corresponds to a mode to make use of this on very specific occasions.

The zoom in this case is up to 10x digitally . It is missing that, especially in the Pro versions, which are models where users pay more to get the best, telephoto lenses are not mounted.

Xiaomi 11T Pro, analysis
10x zoom

In the photographs taken with the digital zoom of the Xiaomi 11T Pro, there is a lack of sharpness and quite considerable noise in the images . This phenomenon worsens at night, as expected.

Xiaomi 11T Pro, analysis
Original
Xiaomi 11T Pro, analysis
2x zoom
Xiaomi 11T Pro, analysis
10x zoom

In night situations there is the possibility that the night mode is activated automatically and as you can see, the difference between the two modes is quite considerable. Especially in the colors of the materials.

Xiaomi 11T Pro, analysis
Night mode comparison

If we look at the shots taken with the ultra wide angle, it shows that it corresponds to a sensor capable of collecting large spaces in a photograph. It has good colors and there is no excessive distortion in the corners , which is common in this type of sensors.

Xiaomi 11T Pro, analysis

In night situations, the shots it gets are very dark, something that is not only a matter of this device , but of this type of sensors, which need good brightness to achieve good brightness.

Xiaomi 11T Pro, analysis
Ultra wide angle at night

The 5 megapixel telemacro sensor performs well and achieves saturated and realistic colors with good detail.

Xiaomi 11T Pro, analysis

Selfie

Xiaomi 11T Pro, analysis

As for the selfie, the results are decent , but they do not stand out too much due to the lack of sharpness and contrast. It has the possibility of doing portrait mode, this makes a good cut, both during the day and at night.

Xiaomi 11T Pro, analysis

It is true that in night situations the camera does not have a very good white balance , but the results are very sufficient.

Xiaomi 11T Pro, analysis
Night selfie

Video

This new generation of devices are capable of recording up to 4K, although the 8K option appears, but disabled. Now, the results are much better using 4K and even 1080 at 30 fps.

The stabilization in the different tests is very correct, it performs correctly with a fast and progressive approach . In this device it is preferable to lower the quality a little to obtain balanced results.

In night situations, very good results are also achieved for its price range . The focus is good and the stabilization is very well achieved. It should be noted that HDR is activated in all videos.

  • 4K 30 fps video by day:
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  • 1080p 30 fps video by day:
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  • 4K 30fps video at night:
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  • Video 1080p 30 fps at night:
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The first mobile with 120 W

Xiaomi 11T Pro, analysis

Xiaomi has been developing different technologies for a long time to make its devices recharge as quickly as possible. The Xiaomi 11T Pro has been the first device to integrate this technology. The mobile recharges in approximately 17 minutes . It's almost hypnotic how the battery percentage starts to go up.

That is, at any time you plug it in and in a very short time you have 80% if you have forgotten to charge it at night. The big but about this technology is that it is unknown how much it affects in the long run on battery degradation.

From 0 to 100% in just over 15 minutes

The autonomy is enough to spend the day completely, although not much more, the tests have been carried out with the refresh rate at 120 Hz, the reading mode activated and using WiFi, Bluetooth, GPS and 5G.

We have reached 6 hours of screen time , so if you are a demanding user you may have to spend five minutes on the charger to complete the day, which is not a drama at all.

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Xiaomi 11T Pro, the opinion of xiaomist

Xiaomi 11T Pro, analysis

The new Xiaomi 11T Pro arrive to make the upper mid-range even more interesting . It certainly corresponds as an option to consider, although it is a device that has great opponents within its own firm, such as the POCO F3 , which has a lower price and similar benefits.

It is a device willing to be a best seller, but perhaps the base version than the Pro, since they share the vast majority of features and the differences will only be noticeable for those who are going to give it a very demanding use.

8.2

Design 8
Screen 8
Performance 9
Software 9
Chamber 7
Autonomy 8

In favor

  • A beautiful and elegant design.
  • A screen at a very good level.
  • Qualcomm's most powerful processor.
  • The 120 W allow the mobile to be recharged in a very short time.

Against

  • The proximity sensor is not working properly.
  • At its price there are tough opponents.
  • We do not know the level of battery degradation over time.


Xiaomi 11T Pro 5G - Smartphone 8 + 128 GB, 6.67 "AMOLED flat DotDisplay 120 Hz, Snapdragon 888, PRO 108 MP camera, 5000 mAh, Meteorite Gray (ES version + 2 years warranty)

Xiaomi 11T Pro 5G - Smartphone 8 + 128 GB, 6.67 "AMOLED flat DotDisplay 120 Hz, Snapdragon 888, PRO 108 MP camera, 5000 mAh, Meteorite Gray (ES version + 2 years warranty)

RRP in MediaMarkt € 647.00
Today on Amazon for € 649.99
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